Timo Pertilä

Timo Pertilä

Microsoft MVP (Business Applications) / Power Platform + Office 365 geek / Speaker / Blogger

Helsinki, Finland

Power Platform & Office 365 Consultant. 20+ years' experience on IT industry. Helping customers to make the most of their Microsoft investments.

Currently working most of the time with Power Platform. But loving also Teams, Planner, SharePoint, Microsoft Graph, PowerShell, Bot Framework etc.

Wrote over 200 blog posts related to Power Platform.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Power Platform
  • Office 365 SharePoint Productivity

What every maker should know about the Power Platform security?

Today everybody can build an automation solution or a mobile application with Power Platform.

But is it even too easy? How do citizen developers manage security? Or do they? What are the biggest pitfalls from a security point of view when building cloud flows and canvas Power Apps?

In this session, you learn what you should take into consideration when you use this superb platform. From IT and maker point of view.

Power Apps vs. Power Apps in Dataverse for Teams

Dataverse for Teams was launched in 2020. It means that whenever you start to plan (Canvas) Power Apps solution, you have two options:

- Go with "old school" standalone Power Apps. With standard or premium licenses
- Use Power Apps inside the Dataverse for Teams

But how to make this selection? What are the actual differences between these two approaches? From end-user, app maker, and IT perspective.

After this session, all this will be clear for you!

Power Platform Best Practices

Many organizations have just started their Power Platform journey. Everything is new and maybe a little bit confusing. In the worst scenario, this will slow down the whole adoption of the Power Platform.

In this session, I go through common mistakes people and organizations do with the Power Platform. Some are just small details, some are bigger ones. But you should be aware of these.

Introduction to the Power Apps cards

Power Apps cards are a relatively new tool in the Power Platform. But what these cards actually are all about? How to build them? When to use them? How they are different from the actionable messages?

In this session, you will get answers to all of these questions. And more.

PowerApps Deep Dive

You have build some simple PowerApps and want to learn more? This is the session for you.

Things to cover:

- Delegation
- Can I use big SharePoint lists in my solution?
- When I should use the SQL database instead of the SharePoint list?
- What causes the slowness on my PowerApps? Can I do something to fix it?
- Components? How to use them and when?

Session contains demos and lessons learned from real projects.

4 steps to take control of Power Automate and Power Apps in your organization

Citizen developers are here with Power platform. They will create plenty of nice Flows and Power Apps.

But if organizations aren't prepared, it will be a total mess from the governance point of view.

After this session, you will know how to avoid this mess in a way both citizen developers and IT are happy.

Top 10 things people mess up with Power Apps

With every tool, you can do things perfectly, fine or almost fine. This is ok.

But in some cases, you can make horrible mistakes.

In this session, I go through common mistakes people do with Power Apps. Some are just small details, some are bigger ones. But as a Power Apps maker, you should be aware of these.

Tips & tricks to build nice looking and performant Power Apps

Power Apps is a wonderful tool. You can build applications unbelievable fast with it. Power Apps can be used by phone or browser. You can embed it to Teams, SharePoint, Power BI, or Model-driven app.

Power Apps are everywhere! And everyone can build them.

But there are two common topics when talking about Power Apps.

1) They all look the same (and ugly)
2) They are slow

In this session, you learn what you can do about these 2 topics.

SharePoint Hyvät, pahat ja rumat (SharePoint Good, Bad and Ugly) 2022 Upcoming

2022 - Power Platform new features

December 2022 Helsinki, Finland

Power Platform Nordic Summit 2022

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Scottish Summit 2022

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European Power Platform Conference

April 2022 Berlin, Germany

365 Saturday Warsaw 2020 VIRTUAL

October 2020 Warsaw, Poland

Microsoft Techdays 2020

March 2020 Helsinki, Finland

SharePoint and Office365 Saturday Munich 2019

November 2019 Munich, Germany

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019

October 2019 Brussels, Belgium

PowerPlatform Saturday Sweden 2019

October 2019 Stockholm, Sweden

SharePoint Saturday Helsinki 2019

September 2019 Helsinki, Finland

Microsoft Techdays 2019

February 2019 Helsinki, Finland

SharePoint Saturday Bremen/North Germany 2019

February 2019 Bremen, Germany

Timo Pertilä

Microsoft MVP (Business Applications) / Power Platform + Office 365 geek / Speaker / Blogger

Helsinki, Finland